Myth or Fact? Dental Implants are too expensive

Myth or Fact? Dental Implants are too expensive

Looking for Dental Implants in Airdrie?

DELILAH:  “A great smile is worth the world to me.”

JONATHAN: “Dental implants made me feel like myself again.”

Did you Google: “Dental Implants Airdrie“? You’re at the right place. When you have missing teeth, every time you brush your teeth or smile into a mirror, you are reminded of how much you want a better smile. Dental implants seem like the right choice, but you might have many questions.

The #1 thing that people talk about is: ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS TOO EXPENSIVE?


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Some other questions are: Do different dentists have different prices for dental implants? Will your insurance pay for the cost of implants or only a portion? Can you finance your implant treatments?

A simple phone call or email will demystify this topic for sure. Rest assured, we have all the answers. Though the answers are never the same. They will be different for every individual, because we provide personalized dental implant solutions.

Dental implant treatment shouldn’t be scary, confusing, and expensive.

At You First Dental, we believe that dental implant treatment should be comfortable, clear, and … affordable. Our dental team has years of experience, all the certifications for dental implant treatment, while using cutting edge dental technology. After having treated hundreds of happy dental implant patients we all know the dramatic difference it can make to your self-confidence and your oral health

Why Dental Implants Airdrie?

Missing teeth can impact your self image, your ability to chew food properly , and your bite, and bone health. An alternative to having dentures or bridges are Dental implants. Titanium posts are inserted beneath the gum tissue into your jaw bone to support an artificial replacement tooth. Because missing teeth cause bone loss in the jaw bone, an added benefit of dental implants is that though they are inert and stimulate bone growth. A fixed bridge, crown or partial denture can be firmly attached to dental implants as well when there are multiple teeth missing.  After taking x-rays of your teeth and jaw bone, we can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants and what the best solution is for your missing teeth.

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3 simple steps to fixing your missing teeth

  1. Let’s determine a plan – together

  2. We’ll make your treatment as comfortable as we can

  3. Enjoy your newly improved smile!

Don’t go for “Hiding your smile”

  • Forget about your missing teeth
  • Ditch your fears about implant surgery
  • End confusion about pricing
  • Stop fretting about the cost of dental implants
  • Quit feeling insecure about your smile

Go for “Showing your smile”

  • Take control of your dental problem
  • Relax knowing more about the surgery
  • Understand how the pricing works
  • Establish a payment plan
  • Experience new confidence with your new smile


More frequently asked questions:

• Are dental implants considered to be major dental surgery?
• Is dental sedation the only option for pain management?
• Will my dental implants look real?
• Does every dentist provide dental implants?

So, Myth or Fact? The answer is of course: When you feel you’re worth it, it’s worth it!”


Dental Implants: Comfortable – Beautiful – Affordable

You First Dental in Airdrie can answer all your dental implants Airdrie questions. So let us restore your smile from “hiding” to “happy!” Contact us today.


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Ease your mind and take advantage of dental financing – Your Airdrie dentist explains

Ease your mind and take advantage of dental financing – Your Airdrie dentist explains

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After digesting how much your dental treatment is going to cost, your next question is likely: how am I going to pay for this? Unfortunately, many patients that turn down treatment when their dental damage is more minimal,  come back to the issue years later having to do even more treatment which is more costly.

Fortunately, dental offices that truly have their patients’ best interest at heart, offer dental payment plans.

Why is dental financing an option you should consider at our Airdrie dentist office?

Why more dentists should be more flexible and offer dental financing plans

Cost is one of the main reasons dental financing is offered so that patients don’t have to avoid their recommended  dental treatment.

While dentists can understand that the cost of dental treatment is a huge barrier for many, they worry about their patients getting the dental care they really need.

Airdrie Dentist applying invisible braces

Airdrie Dentist applying invisible braces

Avoiding dental treatment because of the cost is risky.

Dental problems don’t get better without treatment. Typically they progress, putting patients at risk of having to spend more money in the long run, to fix bigger problems. They’re also at risk of unbearable pain and tooth loss.

Thankfully, our patients have options. With dental financing, it’s easier to pay for dental work and is great for unexpected dental expenses.

Everyone is important! What you can expect from an in-office financing plan

What kind of dental financing option can you expect from You First Dental?

Our Airdrie dentist office offers an option called DentoPlan. This plan will allow you to spread payments for treatment over several months. Your dentist gets paid all at once and you make payments to DentoPlan.

For instance, maybe you need dental implants. Instead of trying to figure out where you’re going to come up with thousands of dollars, you can choose a 36-month financing plan in which you pay only $122.60 each month.

DentoPlan covers all dental procedures, including:

  • Preventative cleanings, exams, and x-rays
  • Fillings and crowns
  • Emergency treatment
  • Dentures, implants
  • Root canals
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Sleep apnea care
  • TMJ disorder care
  • Orthodontia.

You can use DentoPlan to pay for 100% of your treatment plan, or only a portion of it. Payment plans can range from one to 10 years, and you won’t be penalized if you pay your plan off early.

In-office financing with DentoPlan can help you address dental issues as they arise. And it will give you peace of mind that you’re able to take care of your dental needs in a practical way, all while preventing even worse problems down the road.

Let us help you – your health, well-being, and satisfaction are of priority to us

What’s the best way to care for your teeth, besides brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits?

The answer is: being financially prepared for treatments you need and deserve!  Whether you simply need a few cleanings a year or you have a more complex treatment plan.

Dental financing from an Airdrie dentist here at You First Dental can help you feel more at ease with investing in yourself. When you maintain your dental health, you can avoid further dental damage and greatly improve your quality of life.

Would you like more info about our financing options? Call or email us and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions so we can help address your dental needs.  

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The Importance of Dental Implants: 4 Ways They Can Impact Facial Structure

The Importance of Dental Implants: 4 Ways They Can Impact Facial Structure

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These days, more and more patients are opting for dental implants when they lose a tooth. At You First Dental in Airdrie, we are happy to assist  patients with their dental implant needs in a comfortable, caring environment.

What Are Dental Implants and why does You First recommend them?

To fully understand the impact dental implants can have  it’s important to first understand how they work.  

Dental implants are like your natural teeth. A titanium base is surgically placed into your jawbone, taking the place of the root of your missing tooth.

On top of the implant, a well trained You First dentist places a crown that looks like a real tooth. With the crown, you can talk, chew, and clean it just like you normally would.

Dental implants are becoming a popular missing tooth option amongst dentists for replacing missing teeth for the following reasons:  

  • It’s Easier to Eat – With an implant, it’s easier to eat nutrient-rich foods, like raw fruits and vegetables, as well as nuts and seeds.  
  • You Have Better Alignment – Each tooth relies upon its neighbors to maintain proper alignment. If one tooth is missing, the others will shift to fill in the space. This strains the other teeth, as well as the muscles of the head and neck and the jaw joints.
  • The Body Responds Well to Titanium – It’s easier for the implant to integrate into the bone, a process called osseointegration. This makes the implant more stable than other options that don’t rely on bony integration.
  • Dental implants are Durable – The implant success rate is up to 98%. With proper care, they can last for years, decades – even a lifetime. This makes them a great investment.
  • Better Alignment Leads to a Healthier Body – Misalignment can lead to clenching or grinding your teeth. This can result in TMJ disorder, pain, and sleepless nights. That, in turn, can put you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure.

4 Ways Dental Implants Can Improve the Structure of Your Face

In addition to disturbing your sleep and causing TMJ disorder, missing teeth can also have a profound effect on facial structure. Dental implants can help with facial asymmetries and imbalances. Here’s how.


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1. Dental Implants Promote Proper Tooth and Jaw Alignment

By filling in the empty spaces left by missing teeth, implants can keep the teeth and jaw in alignment which can improve or maintain your facial structure.

2. Implants Can Reduce Jaw Bone Shrinkage

Over time, if missing teeth aren’t replaced, the jawbone in and around the area of the missing tooth/teeth will lose its density and shrink. This can result in a sunken appearance.

Thankfully, a single implant, or multiple implants that secure a full denture, can remedy this situation. The implants keep the bone dense and strong, leaving your facial structure looking full and more youthful.

3. Dental Implants Can Prevent Further Tooth Damage

Tooth damage increases because more pressure/stress is put upon the remaining teeth. Eventually, you may end up with cracked or broken teeth, which can lead to a root canal or extraction.  

An implant will prevent the other teeth from shifting, reduce the pressure upon them, and  provide stabilization for the jaw.

4. The Body Will Continue to Adapt to the Implants

As time progresses, the body will continue to adapt to the titanium implant. The bone around it will get stronger and denser, which means your facial structure will remain intact as long as you have the implants.

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How to Find out If Dental Implants Are Right for You

Should you get dental implants if you have missing teeth? Your Airdrie dentist at You First Dental will be able to tell you whether you’re a good candidate for them or not.

In some cases, patients need to have an additional procedure called a bone graft if they don’t have enough bone. And in other cases, they may need to make lifestyle changes (like  smoking cessation) before their dentist will recommend an implant.

If you end up with dental implants, you won’t regret that you got them.

You’ll experience better chewing, fewer dental problems, and a fuller, more youthful appearance. With all of those perks, you’ll find that getting implants can even improve your confidence and self-esteem.

Are you interested in learning more about dental implants or our affordable payment plans for dental implants? Contact us for an exam and consultation. The team at You First Dental can help you determine whether dental implants are the best option for your missing teeth.

Should You Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants? What Are Your Options?

Should You Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants? What Are Your Options?

Missing Teeth? We have options to replace them at our Airdrie dental clinic.If you’re like most people, the thought of losing one of your adult teeth is a scary one. It’s not something that’s supposed to happen – they’re called permanent teeth for a reason, right?

But sometimes – due to decay, gum disease, or trauma – people lose an adult tooth.

Once this happens, the question often arises: Should I get the missing tooth replaced?

As a practice, we advocate for tooth replacement.

Today, we’ll explain why it’s important to replace missing teeth. And then, we’ll review the three options you have for replacement: dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Losing a tooth can have a negative impact on your self-esteem. People just don’t feel as youthful or attractive as they did with a full set of teeth.

And even more importantly, losing a tooth impacts your dental health too.

If a tooth isn’t replaced, the surrounding tissues will start to shift. The gum and bone will recede because there’s no root to hold it in place. The adjacent teeth will shift to fill the space.

These shifts can cause the following issues:

  • Jaw Pain and Broken Teeth: There’s a reason our teeth align the way they do – it creates a balanced bite. When you remove a key piece, it throws everything off. This can put strain on head and neck muscles, as well as the jaw joint. The extra pressure on the remaining teeth can also result in cracked or broken teeth.
  • Decay and Gum Disease: As the teeth shift to fill in the open space, they can become difficult to clean. Some dental tools aren’t designed to adequately clean the angles created by the shifting teeth. This can result in decay as well as gum disease.

What Are Your Options?

Dental Implants - A great option to replace missing teeth in Airdrie AB

To regain the balance a patient had before they lost a tooth, I recommend one of the following replacement options.

1.  Dental Implants

An implant is made up of three parts: an implant (titanium screw into the bone), abutment (part of the implant that extends into the mouth), and crown or denture (restoration that has a natural tooth appearance).

2. Bridge

A bridge is a permanently cemented appliance. At least two abutments and a pontic make up the bridge. The abutments are crowns that fit onto the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. The pontic is a fake tooth that fills in the space.

3. Removable Partial or Full Dentures

Dentures are a removable appliance that can replace a couple of teeth or all of them. Most patients find this the least desirable option when dealing with one or only a few missing teeth.

Why You Might Choose Dental Implants Over Other Tooth Replacement Options

Why do we recommend dental implants?

One reason is because a dental implant is like a real tooth. You can floss, brush, and eat normally.

Another reason is because the implant stabilizes the bone. And the crown that fits onto the implant abutment doesn’t allow the surrounding teeth to shift.

Another perk of dental implants is that they’re a great option regardless of how many teeth you’re missing.

What can you expect from the implant process?

We start off by removing the tooth or what remains of it, if it’s not already missing. Then, we evaluate if you need a bone graft or not. If some of the bone has resorbed, there might not be enough bone to support an implant, so a bone graft is necessary.

The next step is the implant surgery, where we place the implant screw into the jaw bone. It takes a couple of months for the implant to integrate into the bone. But eventually, the bone will start growing around the implant, making it very stable.

After this process has taken place, we’ll place the abutment onto the implant which allows us to take an impression. A lab tech uses this impression to fabricate a well-fitting crown, or a bridge or dentures if we need to replace multiple teeth.

Finally, when we get the crown, bridge, or denture back from the lab, we try it in and make adjustments if necessary. Then, we finish up by cementing the crown or bridge in place. Dentures simply snap into place – no cement is necessary.

Do You Have Dental Phobias? We Can Help!

If you need to have an extraction or already have a missing tooth, we urge you to consider replacing it with a dental implant. Doing so will help you avoid bone resorption and preserve the adjacent teeth.

We understand, if you’re hesitant to proceed with something like dental implants. This type of procedure can sound really intimidating to someone who has even the smallest amount of dental fear.

Please come in for a free consultation and to explore if you would be an ideal candidate for an implant. We would also like to hear about any fears or concerns you might have, so we can discuss options to help you feel as comfortable and calm as possible!

Schedule an appointment online here or call us at (403) 948-3342.